So, long story short -- My son (16) has been nagging me nonstop about doing a vacation by himself, and no matter how hard I try, I can't get him to drop it. His father went to Europe around his age, and I think the stories have started to rub off on him.
Basically, his father is for it, and although I was a little apprehensive at first, I am starting to come around too. But I don't really just want to send him all on his own. I started looking into backpacking companies, and I only came across one (called Big Brother Backpacking) that looks promising. The site is just that with a .com on the end.
I am wondering if anybody has sent their children with them before? Do you know if they are good or not? I want to be a good mom here, but I can't help but go over the whole thing with a fine tooth comb. Am I wrong in sending my kid out so young? Am I wrong in being so worried?
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